Weekend ShowersDecember 7th, 2012 at 5:38 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Showers coming thru this Saturday AM. The preciptiation is a mix (mainly Kent Co. north). A few spots north of G.R. should get a light accumulation on the grass. The European has 0.15″ and the GFS is similar at 0.16″. Then we get another round of mixed precipitation from Sunday night on…that may start as rain and go over to snow showers as the cold air come in. Some light accumulations are possible Monday night and we could have some slick spots on the roads Tues. AM. There is a block over Scandinavia and that has brought a lot of cold and snow to N. Europe into Russia. There’s also a ridge near Hawaii and a weaker ridge over the SE U.S. This pattern still locks the really cold air to our north in Canada. The GFS has that breaking before Christmas, but it’s the GFS, so winter-lovers, don’t get too excited yet. The European, though, is also hinting at a shot of cold air before Christmas. The Oscillations stay negative. Here’s NAM model snowfall thru 84 hours and the GFS snowfall thru 120 hours. Also, there was a tsunami warning after the 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Japan. A tsunami of 3-meters was reported on the east Japanese coast. That compares to the 11-meter tsunami that hit Japan after the March 2011 earthquake. BTW, I’m working Sunday/Monday/Tuesday/Saturday this week with one vacation day in there. Then I’m off next week – last week of vacation – we’ll head to Tennessee to see my mother, my sister and her family. I’ll blog from down there. I then work the 23rd, 24th, 25th and 31st. The company Holiday Party was Friday night…very nice! With the Super Bowl on NBC, the Olympics and political…we had a good year. Here’s WOOD-TV Interactive Radar, looping radar. Check out the current conditions, regional radar, GRR radar, northern Indiana radar, Chicago radar and Milwaukee radar. Here’s the College of DuPage Radar Map, Storm total rainfall, the local warning/advisory map and the National warning/watch/advisory map. You can checkout the latest Grand Rapids NWS discussion, the Northern Indiana NWS discussion (includes the Michigan Counties that border Indiana), the discussion for Northern Lower Michigan, and Eastern Lower Michigan. Here’s the Spyglass Condos Weather Station the S. Haven GLERL station, the Muskegon GLERL station, the Grand Haven Steelheaders webcam and weather station, and the weather station at Holland State Park. Check out the WOOD lightning tracker and U.S. lightning Marantha Webcam at Lake Michigan and links to webcams. Here’s the infrared satellite loop (night) and the visible satellite loop (daytime). Here’s Lake Michigan water temperatures. Here’s storm total rainfall for W. Michigan and E. Michigan. Here’s data from the mid-lake buoy and the Wind Map. And…here’s the 84-hour NAM snowfall amount forecast for W. Michigan and the 120-hour GFS snowfall amount forecast.